Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, and Senior Pastor of the Citadel Global Church, Tunde Bakare, have been engaged in a war of words over the presidential ambition of the National leader of All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The former minister carpeted the cleric, who recently chided people opposed to Tinubu’s presidential ambition in his Sunday sermon message.
According to Bakare, persons envious of Tinubu taking a shot at the Presidency in 2023 should desist and rather busy themselves with what can add value to the society.
Fani-Kayode, while responding in a message titled, “Who is squeezing Tunde Bakare’s balls?” took a jab at the cleric over his statement.
He said Bakare had committed a blunder on Tinubu, whom he had once condemned for Nigeria’s woes.
According to Fani-Kayode, Bakare’s sudden u-turn may not be unconnected with an “unsavoury event which allegedly took place in 1990 in the life of the Pastor that is about to be exposed by the Tinubu camp.”
Fani-Kayode also claimed that Bakare’s recent stance could be connected with “an allegedly ugly situation with a bank whose ownership recently changed hands.”But in a swift response to the former minister, Bakare dared Fani-Kayode to make public his alleged ugly past of 1990.
In a letter addressed to a chieftain of the Pan-Yoruba Socio-Cultural group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, he requested Fani-Kayode to reveal the shady deals involving some banks that just changed hands that involved him in any shape or manner.
He said failure of Fani-Kayode to make those disclosures would amount to deliberate falsehood against him.The cleric said, “Good morning Yinka. Hope you are much better. I have just read Femi Fani-Kayode’s piece where he quoted you and others.
“As he described you affectionately as his brother in the piece, I believe you are either companions or must be in the same league or camp.
“I have only one appeal to make through you to him: Tell him to expose my supposed “ugly past of 1990″ he must know about and the shady deals involving some bank that just changed hands that involved me in any shape or manner.
“If Femi does not do so as soon as possible then he has published deliberate falsehood about me. I will await this publication soonest.
“For the sake of Femi’s mother who I ministered Christ to in their Papa home while Femi himself was still in the grip of Satan, I will hold my peace for now.
“My last word to you and to the likes of Femi is that 10,000 times 10,000 of Tinubu or anyone for that matter has nothing on me to make me say the words I spoke for and against him either in the past or now.”
“No one in Nigeria or elsewhere in the world can blackmail me over anything done in the past to anyone or with anyone. If you or he or any other person know of any shady deal that I have done with any individual, corporation or government, please feel free to publish it.
“As Charles Spurgeon said, ‘my whole life can be written in the sky and there will be no blemish all because of what Christ has done in my life.’
“I remain yours sincerely, the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. See 2 Corinthians 5:21.
“Yinka Odumakin I cannot thank you enough for reading this long epistle in your present state and for distributing same on your different platforms.”